Definition for E-LECT'

E-LECT', n.

  1. One chosen or set apart; applied to Christ. Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Is. xlii.
  2. Chosen or designated by God to salvation; predestinated to glory as the end, and to sanctification as the means; usually with a plural signification, the elect. Shall not God avenge his own elect? Luke xviii. If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matth. xxiv. He shall send his angels – and they shall gather his elect from the four winds. Matth. xxiv.
  3. Chosen; selected; set apart as a peculiar church and people; applied to the Israelites. Is. xlv.

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